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      The Presentation of a Double Aortic Arch in Adulthood in Association with Congestive Heart Failure Attributed to a Previously Silent Aortic Regurgitation

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          This paper describes an adult case of a double aortic arch (DAA; Edwards type IA). The patient had been asymptomatic for DAA but presented difficulty in swallowing in association with congestive heart failure, which she experienced as the result of attending to her sick husband while she apparently suffered from a silent aortic regurgitation. The symptoms disappeared and the patient recovered from heart failure following medical treatment. The patient soon discontinued the outpatient treatment and, after 2 years, the identical symptoms recurred under similar circumstances. In this paper we demonstrate that an asymptomatic case of DAA has the potential to clinically manifest itself.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 6
          : 521-523
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Surgery, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, and bJunkankika-Hayashi Hospital, Niihama, Japan
          Article
          176933 Cardiology 1995;86:521–523
          10.1159/000176933
          7585765
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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